Over the past few weeks, I have been following Pixeljunkie’s progress on an exciting series of photographs that seemingly depict the restoration of a classic 1950s Mercedes race car. Time and time again, Pixeljunkie has demonstrated an impeccable talent in building minifigure-scale vehicles and setting the scene (like his Bugatti we featured back in July). His latest image depicts a gritty but gorgeous-looking garage, along with his partially stripped down Mercedes race car. Pixeljunkie opted to leave the engine exposed, and it sports a fair amount of detail for being confined within such a small space.
With the extensive repairs out of the way, it’s time to load the car up for transport. The fully restored racer looks simply stunning, and the small team of restorers is just as charming as the car itself. Out of the entire lot, the middle-aged motorhead with cigarette in hand is my favorite (the cigarette itself is an interesting use of three Nanoblock pieces). Several other fun details can be found in Pixeljunkie’s garage, such as a loft area with a drafting table and sink. Meanwhile, shelves are filled with a wide variety of tiny tools.
The red Mercedes is now loaded up and ready to ride in style atop the bed of the 1950s Mercedes-Benz “Blue Wonder,” a wild-looking truck that was used by the Mercedes-Benz racing team to transport its race cars to events. Pixeljunkie has faithfully captured the elegant curves and chrome of the original vehicle, and the cutaway view showing it coming out of the garage really adds to his visual storytelling.
If you’re wondering what the LEGO Blue Wonder looks like compared to its real-life counterpart, Pixeljunkie has put together this fun side-by-side illustration.